Apple now has decidedly Pandora-like ambitions, and is discussing a competitive application with the major labels. The New York Times pointed to something 'early stage,' while also noting that licenses would be constructed directly, ie, not through SoundExchange. This may take the form of a preinstalled, iOS app, though it probably won't be ready in time for the iPhone 5.
Spotify has introduced the ability for Android users running Ice Cream Sandwich to share music from their smartphones and wireless devices via Near Field Communication (NFC). All two ICS users have to do to exchange music is tap their phones (or tablets) together.
Moog Music is sponsoring this weekend's Hopscotch Music Festival in Raleigh, NC. Hopscotch is the second largest event in North Carolina after Moog's own festival, Moogfest.
The SoundLand festival in Nashville kicks off in less than 30 days. And unlike other events, this is relatively affordable: $45 advance tickets are still available, with $75 VIP tickets also an option.
Looks like MTV shifted the VMAs by an hour to avoid a conflict with the Democratic National Convention. "We knew that the DNC was taking place [this] week, so we planned on airing the show during an earlier timeframe," an MTV spokesperson told ABC News. "The VMAs mark one of the biggest nights of the year for MTV, and it's critical that we use the show as a platform to encourage youth voter participation."
Also, Green Day is performing at the launch of Nokia Music on September 15th, at New York’s Irving Plaza Hall. Separately, the group is selling their latest track, "Let Yourself Go," directly through Twitter via an instream solution powered by Chirpify.
Jason Thursday, September 06, 2012
Seriously guys. Do your homework. I'm glad you acknowledged our festival - SoundLand - but country? A quick trip to our website http://www.nbnsoundland.com - or a look at our lineup - My Morning Jacket, Young the Giant, Divine Fits... - would tell you this is not a country event. We love country music but even Toby Keith knows that Nashville is far more than just country. Jack White, Black Keys, Kings of Leon, paramore, JEFF the Brotherhood, Ben Folds and the list goes on of all the fine and diverse musicians who call our city home. So the next time you see the words Nashville and music together in the same sentence, please, do all of us here in Music City a favor, and get past the belt buckle in your mind.
Jason Friday, September 07, 2012
Thanks for the correction
paul Friday, September 07, 2012
Dude. You were being that guy in the comments.